We invite you to experience economics a whole new way . . .

The 2011 UAA Incoming Student Experimental Economics Workshop is a free 2-day program specifically designed for students like yourself:  new to the university, interested in meeting new people, having fun, and exploring new ideas.

Over the past few years, the UAA Economics Department has developed a successful program that offers short workshops in experimental economics. Thanks to a generous grant from the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics we are able to extend this popular program to incoming UAA students, such as yourself.

The workshop will be held at the UAA campus from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on August 25-26, 2011 (Thursday and Friday). This is just before the school year begins with Freshman Convocation on Saturday August 27.

The workshop is open to all new UAA students, regardless of major.  The goal of this 2-day workshop is simple: to expose students to basic economic principles in a fun and stimulating environment.  No prior economics training is necessary or expected.  The workshop is great for students who have never seen economics before, as well as those who are more familiar with the topic.

During the workshop, you will participate in different economics games – or experiments – designed to introduce economics concepts.  We firmly believe the best way to expose students to economics is not through lectures, but rather to let students experience economics through their own decisions. Previous participants have consistently described the workshop as “awesome and the best way to learn,” and fun, informative, and worth my time.”  In the workshop, “you learn a lot and you get some real life knowledge that is useable.”  To motivate economic decision making, participants are paid in cash based on the outcomes of their decisions. Students have described the cash earnings as “amazing motivators” and that the workshop was a “profitable experience.”

Registration is free. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to enroll early as space is limited.

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